Soph & Chris Northern Backpackers Entrance

On his last visit to Athens, the artist Giorgio Guidi took the opportunity to decorate he entrance of the new building of Athenstyle (Soph & Chris Northern Backpackers) where are the eight bed dorms. It looks like this:

Nella cultura mediterranea, la vita delle famiglie si mescola al contesto sociale in maniera spesso ironica ed imprevedibile. Le opinioni vengono discusse per strada, su qualsiasi argomento ognuno esprime la propria idea liberamente, lasciando passare la volontà innata di democrazia anche se talvolta risulta confusionaria.

Ad Atene il caldo, l’aria, la gente, i palazzi, e le costruzioni compongono il contesto cittadino, che a volte sembra aver paura di aver perso il filo della storia ed il controllo della situazione. Si parla molto del  recupero del centro, ma forse se ne fa più una questione mediatica.

La porta di casa è un elemento che in maniera concettuale rispetta e descrive questo modo di essere. Spesso è infatti sostituita con una tenda a fili che ne occupa i volumi, lascia intatto il senso di ingresso-passaggio e contemporaneamente aumenta il senso di condivisione tipico della nostra cultura.

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In Mediterranean culture, family life mingles with the social context in an ironic and often unpredictable way. Opinions are discussed in the streets, on any topic each one expresses their ideas freely, letting out the innate desire for democracy even though it becomes sometimes confusing.

In Athens the heat, the air, the people, the buildings, and the architecture make up the urban context, which sometimes seems to be afraid of losing the thread of history and control of the situation. There is much talk on the recovery of the city centre, but perhaps it is more perceived as a media issue.

The front door of a house is an element which conceptually respects and describes this way of life. In fact, it is often replaced with a bead curtain which occupies its space while leaving intact the sense of entrance-way and simultaneously increases the sense of sharing typical of our culture.

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2 responses to “Soph & Chris Northern Backpackers Entrance

  1. ida

    nice decorations indeed… give transparency, lights, perspective to a simple hall… good idea.

  2. irene

    new building of athenstyle? mi sono persa qualcosa?!

    neeews please! :D

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